Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Christmas With You.
This falls into the category of “Rich out of touch city person” is shown the joys of a modest Christmas category of movies. That being said, there’s a little more heart to it with the way the main character has missed out on a lot of Latinx traditions. So it feels less like she’s learning about the joys of being middle class and more like she’s re-learning her culture and how to have a family.
There’s also a wonderful level of respect and collaboration between the two leads. Made me think of writing with my wife.
The two mains were great. I loved the amount of emotion in their expressions. I liked the solid, priorities in the right place, dad. I also liked the vulnerable and genuinely nice pop star.
The main girl was great for the early hook, but sort of fell back after that.
The manager / best friend was amazing.
There’s a lot of cheese in this movie, but most of it is the right kind. The Abuela’s thirsty comments are hilarious and the small snarky comments throughout are great.
My only gripe was the teens. What little dialogue they had felt forced, like the movie was written by someone who’s only seen teens in the movies.
Visuals and Music
The visuals were good. The cinematography was acceptable and the sets were awesomely Christmas.
The music was mostly great, but I didn’t really like the final song. It was nice, but missing something.
It could have been very awkward and angsty, but the movie is a lot of fun. Mostly everyone enjoyed it. The three year old was restless, though.
A sweet and adorable Christmas romance. The leads are solid, but what makes the movie is the warmth of a loving family Christmas.
Final Score: 4 Stars out of 5